Photos, Prints, Drawings Florence DiStefano in her basement sewing shop where she makes and alters garments for herself, family members and friends.
Photos, Prints, Drawings
Taylor, David Alan
- Florence DiStefano in her basement sewing shop where she makes and alters garments for herself, family members and friends.
- Contributor Names
- DiStefano, Florence (Depicted)
- Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Collaborator)
- Cooper, Martha (Photographer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Italian Americans
- - Retirees
- - Clothing industry
- - Ethnographic photographs
- - Sewing machines
- - Ethnography
- - Photographs
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Forms part of a group of images depicting scenes at the home of retired ladies garment worker Florence DiStefano, Paterson, New Jersey, September 15, 1994.
- - Here she is operating a "Merrow machine" (manufactured by the Merrow Machine Company, Hartford, Connecticut) that affixes a kind of edge binding to fabric in order to prevent unraveling. Florence is wearing a smock she made that has the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) logo imprinted on the fabric; she used to wear this smock on the job.
- 35 mm black-and-white film negative
- Call Number
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-MC-B035-25
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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